Silent Spring: What if the GDPR Was Real?

Wednesday, 11 October, 2023 - 16:5017:30

John Looney


The talk is named after Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, where she imagined what would happen if the world kept using pesticides as it had been using them into the 1960s.

We will imagine what the world will look like, if companies do not adjust to the recent EUCJ rulings on the GDPR. For the last few years, many smart people have tried, and failed, to work out how multinationals can continue business as usual. The EU Commission, and the Irish DPC, have done everything they can to ensure the GDPR has not been enforced, by delaying legal actions and announcing wonderful future solutions.

John Looney[node:field-speakers-institution]

John Looney has been working in multinationals that handle large amounts of private & personal data for two decades, and has been thinking about the real-world implications of applying the spirit of EU human rights legislation on global datacenters. He's been involved with running SRECon since its inception.

@conference {292246,
author = {John Looney},
title = {Silent Spring: What if the {GDPR} Was Real?},
year = {2023},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = oct

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